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panther

[pan-ther] /ˈpæn θər/
noun, plural panthers (especially collectively) panther.
1.
the cougar or puma, Felis concolor.
2.
the leopard, Panthera pardus.
3.
any leopard in the black color phase.
4.
Informal. a very fierce person.
5.
(initial capital letter) Military. a 43-ton (39 metric tons) German tank of World War II with a 75mm gun as its main armament.
adjective
6.
fierce; strong and violent.
Origin
1000
before 1000; < Latin panthēra < Greek pánthēr; replacing Middle English pantere (< Old French < Latin) and Old English pandher (< L)

Panther

[pan-ther] /ˈpæn θər/
noun
Origin
1965-70
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Examples for panther
  • Out there, somewhere in the stillness, is the panther.
  • At night, panther eyes appear to glow from moonlight reflected off an iridescent membrane in the retina.
  • The panther and the hind a theological history of anglicanism.
British Dictionary definitions for panther

panther

/ˈpænθə/
noun (pl) -thers, -ther
1.
another name for the leopard, esp the black variety, which is known as the black panther
2.
(US & Canadian) any of various related animals, esp the puma
Word Origin
C14: from Old French pantère, from Latin panthēra, from Greek panthēr; perhaps related to Sanskrit pundarīka tiger
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Word Origin and History for panther
n.

early 13c., from Old French pantere "panther" (12c.), from Latin panthera, from Greek panther "panther, leopard," probably of Oriental origin. Folk etymology derivation from Greek pan- "all" + ther "beast" led to many curious fables.

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Slang definitions & phrases for panther

panther piss

n phr,n

Raw and inferior whiskey; rotgut (1929+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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